AP Comparative Government
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AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam
The AP Comparative Government and Politics course focuses on the organization and interpretation of political processes and relationships. The governments of six specific countries are covered in detail: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. The course is structured with six major topics:
1.) Introduction to Comparative Politics
2.) Sovereignty, Authority, & Power
3.) Political Institutions
4.) Citizens, Society, & the State
5.) Political & Economic Change
6.) Public Policy
The AP Comparative Government Exam format is:
Multiple Choice Section (45 Minutes):
55 Multiple Choice Questions
Free Response Section (100 Minutes):
5 Short-Answer Concept Questions
1 Conceptual-Analysis Question
2 Country-Concept Questions
The multiple choice and the free response sections are weighted equally in calculating your final score. Within the free response section, the short-answer concept questions are weighted at 25%, the conceptual analysis questions at 25%, and the country-concept questions at 50%.
When is the AP Comparative Government Exam?
The AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam date for the 2020–2021 school year is Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 8 a.m. Like all AP tests, it is only offered once per year.